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Jime vs Ortom: Appeal court reserves judgement

By Yemi Itodo The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, reserved judgement in the appeal entered against Governor Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the last …

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Senate okays 7.5% hike in VAT,  6 other taxes 

The Senate on Thursday passed the Finance Bill which seeks to amend seven Acts of the National Assembly relating to taxes payable in the country. The bill specifically seeks an increment of the value-added tax from five per cent to …

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Cross River Govt Proposes N1.1 Trillion Budget For 2020

The Cross-River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has presented an appropriation bill of N1.1 trillion, for the 2020 fiscal year. Tagged ‘Budget of Olipotic Meristemasis’ Governor Ayade disclosed that the budget has a capital expenditure of N911 billion representing 82.8 …

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Osinbajo presides over NEC meeting in Aso Rock

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting. The meeting was held at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja. At the meeting are State Governors who are members of NEC and some Deputy Governors. …

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Gunmen Attack Commissioner In Ibadan, Kill Driver

Some yet to be identified gunmen have attacked the Oyo State Commissioner for Lands, Abdulraheem Abiodun, killing his driver in the process. His orderly who was also attacked by the gunmen is currently hospitalised after sustaining bullet wound. The attack …

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Kaduna Govt To Demolish Houses Under High Tension Lines

The Kaduna State government has concluded plans to demolish all illegal buildings erected under electricity high tension lines at Barkallahu community in Igabi Local Government Area of the state. This followed the issuance of a seven-day notice to the occupants …

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